If you are limiting or restricting processed oil, avocado can give you the creaminess and healthy fat you crave in a salad dressing. Or maybe you just love avocado anytime anywhere any way!
PREP TIME 15 min / COOK TIME none / NEED blender or food processor / MAKES about 1 1/2 cups
INGREDIENTS 1 AVOCADO, peeled and roughly chopped / 2 Tbsp LIME JUICE / 1 tsp SALT (or to taste) / dash of BLACK PEPPER (or to taste–optional) / 1/2 cup almond milk / 2 Tbsp water (or enough to achieve desired consistency)
Put all ingredients in blender. Blend on low speed until creamy.
I prefer my guacamole without chile, but for a real Mexican, it’s practically indispensable!
PREP TIME 20 min / COOK TIME none / NEED bowl / MAKES 4 servings
INGREDIENTS 2 ripe peeled and pitted AVOCADOS / 1/2 cup chopped TOMATOES / 1/4 cup chopped ONION / 1/4 cup chopped CILANTRO / 1/2 clove crushed or very finely chopped GARLIC / juice of 1 LEMON (about 2 Tbsps) / 1 small serrano CHILE (optional) / SALT and PEPPER to taste
Mash 2 ripe, peeled and pitted AVOCADOS until creamy.
Stir in 1/2 cup chopped TOMATOES,1/4 cup chopped ONION, 1/4 cup chopped CILANTRO, 1/2 clove crushed or very finely chopped GARLIC, juice of 1 LEMON (about 2 Tbsps), 1 small serrano CHILE (optional), SALT and PEPPER to taste.
The avocado (Persea americana) is a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant is botanically a large berry containing a single seed. Avocados are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. In 2017, Mexico produced 34% of the world supply of avocados.
BENEFITS: Among the claims for avocados are that they improve heart health; support eye, skin, and hair health; fight cancer cell growth; promote weight loss; enhance digestive health; protect against diabetes; and decrease arthritis symptoms.
USES: Avocados are delicious as they are–just peel and slice or scoop with a spoon. A quarter of an avocado in a smoothie gives it a delicious creamy texture that blends well with other flavors. Avocados can be used in salsas, dips, and salad dressings, and, of course, they are the key ingredient in the Mexican dish that is appreciated worldwide–Guacamole!